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It’s Time to Simplify Your Douching Routine

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It’s Time to Simplify Your Douching Routine

by Dr. Evan Goldstein

  • Less is more — less volume and fewer rinse cycles
  • The rectum is generally 12” deep and does not house any feces
  • Using too much solution (of any kind) or with too much force will deliver it all the way into the sigmoid colon, where feces is stored
  • Unless you have the urge to go, feces (generally) should not be present in the rectum

What if I told you that simplifying your douching routine could be as easy as reducing the amount of liquid you use to cleanse yourself? That’s right — sex ed never taught us the proper way to douche or even to douche at all, which means you might be doing more work than you have to.

My motto is less is more, which is why we created the Future Method anal douche to help simplify your pre-sex regimen. Most bulbs on the market have an 18-inch nozzle and are capable of holding 7 or more fluid ounces. To give you a better idea of our anatomy, the rectum is generally 12 inches deep and the average penis is 6 inches long, which means intercourse will never affect the parts of the rectum where feces is actually stored. Though it’s not uncommon for a small amount of fecal residue to be present in the rectum, a quick rinse from an isotonic solution is really all you need. Well, unless you’re into fisting.

The idea that you are only ready when the expulsion runs clear is smart — don’t get me wrong. However, by using 7+ fluid ounces of water in one squeeze allows liquid to go too far beyond the rectum into the sigmoid colon where feces is stored–ultimately causing your expulsion to not run clear.

Think of it this way: douching is just like using mouthwash — just enough to fill your mouth but not so much that you’re bursting at the seams. #LessIsMore
The views expressed in this article intend to highlight alternative studies and induce conversation. They are the views of the author and do not necessarily represent the views of Future Method, and are for informational purposes only, even if and to the extent that this article features the advice of physicians and medical practitioners. This article is not, nor is it intended to be, a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and should never be relied upon for specific medical advice.

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